Chicken Marsala is made using a fortified wine that originated in Sicily, like Sherry or Madeira. This version has a cream sauce and reduced with dried wild forest mushrooms. The flour coated chicken breast is sautéed in butter and olive oil with fresh thyme, rosemary, mushrooms, shallots, garlic, chicken stock, Marsala and cream. The chicken is rested in a warm place and this helps in keeping the breasts juicy, it is then reheated just before serving. You can use your favourite dry mushrooms, but it’s the mixture of fresh and dried that bring this recipe up a level. I used a mixture of dried wild forest mushrooms consisting of oyster, black fungus and boletes mushrooms. Other alternatives you could use are Porcini, chanterelle and morel. For the fresh I used Swiss browns also known as Cremini (Agaricus bisporus).
It’s all made using one pan and quick to make for a restaurant style dish that will impress any foodie. Enjoy Creamy Chicken Marsala!